Cubs is­sue World Se­ries cham­pi­onship ring to Bart­man

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

CHICAGO | Hav­ing ended their ti­tle drought, the Chicago Cubs want their most no­to­ri­ous fan to share in their good for­tune.

The Cubs an­nounced Mon­day they were giv­ing a World Se­ries ring to Steve Bart­man, who de­flected a foul ball that might have landed in left fielder Moises Alou’s glove with Chicago five outs from the World Se­ries in 2003.

Bart­man was ha­rassed af­ter the in­ci­dent and has avoided the spot­light since. Chicago beat Cleve­land last fall for its first cham­pi­onship since 1908.

The Cubs say they “hope this pro­vides clo­sure on an un­for­tu­nate chap­ter” and Bart­man “con­tin­ues to be fully em­braced by this or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

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